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Titus as Caesar RIC 518
AR Denarius, 2.56g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera
RIC 518 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

The coin was minted in 73 AD when Titus shared the censorship with Vespasian, as evidenced by the CENS in the obverse legend. The reverse features Salus, which might be an allusion to the emperor Vespasian's health. The reverse type is rare for Titus and extremely rare with the obverse legend ending in CENS. Unlisted in the major catalogs until the new Flavian RIC II was published, it cites 2 examples - one in Vienna, the other in the Walter Holt collection.

A decent coin in good metal featuring an excellent early portrait.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Titus
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Date added:Mar 09, 2010
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Jay GT4  [Mar 09, 2010 at 02:24 PM]
Great coin for a great collection
Noah  [Mar 09, 2010 at 03:49 PM]
super face on the obverse!